Gospel Herald Obituaries - June, 1960

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Gospel Herald - June 7, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.23 - page 526, 527

Bontrager, Artie M., daughter of Noah C. and Theresa (Stutzman) Yoder was born Nov. 6, 1891, in Howard Co., Ind.; died at the Gerber Memorial Hospital, Fremone, Mich., Dec. 28, 1959, after an illness of 2 months; aged 68 y. 1 m. 22 d. On March 12, 1911, she was married to Ray E. Bontrager, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Harold, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Archie, Harrisonburg, Va.), 4 grandchildren, one sister (Nettie--Mrs. Menno Esch), and 2 brothers (Ira N., Fairview; and Jesse E., Chappell, Nebr.). She became a member of the Fairview Church in her youth. In 1944, by request of the ministry and the White Cloud congregation, they moved to White Cloud, Mich., to help with the work of the church there. Funeral services were held at White Cloud, in charge of Edward D. Jones and Lowell Burkholder, and later at Fairview, Mich., where she was buried in the Fairview Cemetery.

Culp, Jesse, was born June 5, 1876; died at Goshen, Ind., May 14, 1960, of complications; aged 83 yr. 11 m. 9 d. In 1898, he was married to Rosa Kilian, who died in 1946. One son preceded him in death a year ago. Surviving are 3 daughters and one son (Wilma and Ruth-- Mrs. Elmer Detwiler, Goshen, Ind.; Lucille-- Mrs. Harold Snyder, New Paris; and Wilbur, Roaring Springs, Pa.), 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Salem Church, Foraker, Ind. Funeral services were held May 16 at the Yellow Creek Church, in charge of Harold D. Myers and John David Zehr.

Eberly, Daniel H. son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Horst) Eberly, was born near Dalton, Ohio, Oct. 9, 1865; died at the home of his daughter Ada, March 12, 1960; aged 94 y. 5 m. 3 d. On Dec. 22, 1892, he was married to Mary E. Horst, who preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 1956. She had reached the age of 92 y. 6 m. Surviving are 3 daughters (Frances--Mrs. Russel Lautenschlager, Massillon, Ohio; Ada--Mrs. G. H. Heatwole, North Lawrence, Ohio, and Ella-- Mrs. John Ressler, Dalton), 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one foster sister (Mrs. Joe Nelson). One daughter and his 7 brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mennonite Church since youth. Services were held at the County Line Church, March 15, in charge of Elmer Good, Cleophas Steiner, and Elmer Yoder.

Halteman, Jennie, daughter of Henry and Christiana Becker, was born Aug. 26, 1905; died of a heart condition, after surgery, April 28, 1960, at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 54 y. 8 m. 2 d. She was married on June 14, 1926, to Abram A. Halteman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Arlan, at home, and Merrill, Doylestown, Pa.), one daughter (Mrs. Henry Landis, Telford, Pa.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Amanda Frankenfield and Mrs. Clarence Erb, both of Souderton), 2 brothers (Elmer, Norristown; and Herman, Schwenksville), and 3 grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held May 2, in charge of Daniel Reinford, Curtis Bergey, and Menno B. Souder.

Hertzler, Glenn Franklin, infant son of Aldus and Ruth (Alderfer) Hertzler, was born April 25, 1960; died of cerebral hemorrhage April 27, 1960; aged 2 days. Besides his parents, he is survived by 2 sisters (Elizabeth Louise and Alice Marie). Graveside services were held April 28, at the Blooming Glen Church Cemetery, in charge of David F. Derstine.

King, David Edward, oldest child of Maurice and Martha King, Archbold, Ohio, was born March 20, 1944; died as the result of an automobile accident during the night of May 17, 1960; aged 16 y. 1 m. 27 d. He was a student in the Archbold High School, where he served as a member of the student council and as president of his class for four years. Besides his parents, he is survived by 3 sisters and one brother (Linda Lou, Bonnie Kay, Karen Fay, and Billy) and his grandparents (Mrs. Jennie Lugbill and Mr. and Mrs. William King). He was a member of the Zion Church, where funeral services were held May 20, in charge of P. L. Frey.

Kundert, Marvin E., was born Feb. 3, 1913, at Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; died of cancer of the lung at Chicago, Ill., May 12, 1960; aged 47 y. 3 m. 9 d. He was married in 1934 at Muscatine, Iowa, to Dorothy Ball, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and one daughter (Jerry, Robert, Kenneth, Judith, Stephen, and Marvin, Jr.). His wife and daughter are members of the Englewood Mennonite Church, but he held no church membership. Funeral services were held May 14 at Kostelny Funeral Home, Chicago, and May 16 at Harvard, Ill., in charge of Laurence M. Horst.

Miller, Susie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Nisly, was born at Hutchinson, Kans., Nov. 10, __; died April 29, 1960, at the home of her son William, where she was visiting at the time. She was married to Andrew J. Miller, who died in 1957. He had been a minister in the Conservative Mennonite Church. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Fannie Heading, Hutchinson), 2 sons (Jerry S., Marlboro, Ohio; and William, Hutchinson), 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 5 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Mast, Mrs. Mary Yoder, and Mrs. Saloma Yoder, Stuarts Draft, Va.; Mrs. Sovilla Yoder, Blountstown, Fla.; and Mrs. Brusilla Yoder, Kalona, Iowa), and 3 brothers (Abe, Abbyville, Kans.; John, Mogadore, Ohio, and Eli, Alliance, Ohio). She was a member of the Marlboro Conservative Church, where funeral services were held May 4, with Elmer Yoder officiating.

Nice, Edwin S., son of John and Catherine (Shoemaker) Nice, was born June 26, 1869, on the farm near Souderton, Pa., where he lived his entire life; died May 11, 1960, after undergoing surgery at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 90 y. 10 m. 15 d. He was married on Nov. 14, 1891, to Susan A. Clemens, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Howard and Willis, both of Souderton), one daughter (Katie--Mrs. Linford Moyer, Harleysville), a foster son (Warren Nice, Souderton), one sister (Mrs. Emma Landis, Harleysville), 6 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held May 16, in charge of Curtis Bergey and Menno B. Souder.

Yoder, Alvin M. son of Peter S. and Sarah (Miller) Yoder, was born Sept. 11, 1890, near Wellman, Iowa; died of a heart attack May 9, 1960, at Wellman; aged 69 y. 7 m. 28 d. On Jan. 19, 1922, he was married to Almeda Leah Slaubaugh, who died Feb. 25, 1939. Two children were born to them (Marguerite--Mrs. John Pickett, Wellman; and Maynard, Fristoe, Mo.). On June 26, 1941, he was married to Ella Rachel Slaubaugh, who survives. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren and 4 brothers and sisters (John, Harrisburg, Oreg.; Marion L., Mary--Mrs. Melvin Miller, and Ora P., all of Wellman). One brother also preceded him in death. He was a member of the West Union Church, Parnell, Iowa, where funeral services were held May 12, in charge of Herman E. Ropp and John Y. Swartzendruber.

Yoder, Leah, daughter of Israel and Veronica Yoder, was born Nov. 29, 1860; died May 17, 1960, at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Rittman, Ohio, where she had lived for the past 11 years; aged 99 y. 5 m. 18 d. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of a family of 11 children. She did nursing in her home for many years. She was a member of the Smithville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Auble-Hooley Funeral Home, Orrville, May 20, with Gerald C. Studer officiating; burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Zook, John C., was born Feb. 6, 1877; died May 15, 1960, following a stroke two days previous, at his home, Smithville, Ohio; aged 83 y. 3 m. 9 d. He was married on Jan. 2, 1926, to Katie Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 6 daughters (Mrs. Fern Miller, Cortland, Ohio; Mrs. Francis Buss, Smithville; Mrs. Mabel Forrer, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Alice Keen, Wooster; Mrs. Mae Fletcher, San Diego, Calif.; and Mrs. Bernice Sipe, Aiken, S.C.), one son (Thurman, Canton, Ohio), 17 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He chose Job 14:14 as the text for his funeral sermon. He was a member of the Smithville Church, where funeral services were held May 18, in charge of Gerald Studer, with Virgil Gerig assisting.

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Gospel Herald - June 14, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.24 - page 550

Blosser, Perry J., son of Martin and Elizabeth (Lehman) Blosser, was born June 16, 1876, at Dale Enterprise, Va.; died of a coronary infarction May 25, 1960, at his home South English, Iowa; aged 83 y. 11 m. 9 d. On Jan. 9, 1902, he was married to Ada V. Layman, who died Jan. 10, 1952. He was ordained as minister in September, 1907, at South English, Iowa, and as bishop in June, 1927, to serve the Liberty congregation. He also served on the Board of Education and as moderator of the Iowa-Nebraska Conference. Surviving are 8 sons and daughters (Aquila, Dixon, Ill.; Dwight, Wellman, Iowa; Menno, North English; and Mary Kate--Mrs. Oren Yoder, Parnell), 22 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother and one sister (Sol, Concord, Tenn.; and Mrs. Francis Dowling, Knoxville, Tenn.). One son, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Union Church, with A. Lloyd Swartzendruber and Ezra Shenk in charge; interment in Brethren Cemetery at South English.

Burkholder, Annie, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Wideman) Hoover, was born Oct. 25, 1895, in Markham Twp., Ont.; died of a cerebral hemorrhage April 10, 1960, while at the Wideman Church; aged 64 y. 5 m. 16 d. On Jan. 24, 1917, she was married to Norman R. Burkholder, who died Aug. 8, 1952. Surviving are 5 sons (Jacob Allen, Fort Stewart, Ont.; John Edward, Boulter, Ont.; Elmer Hoover, Markham, Ont.; Elvon David, Fort Stewart; and Joseph Norman, Deder, Ethiopia) and 16 grandchildren. One brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Wideman Church, where funeral services were held April 14, in charge of Aaron D. Grove, Elmer Grove, and Floyd Schmucker.

Eicher, Mattie, was born Oct. 6, 1874; died, after a heart attack, April 7, 1960, near North Lawrence, Ohio; aged 85 y. 6 m. 1 d. She was married to David S. Eicher, who preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter (Vesta-- Mrs. Henry Pitts, North Lawrence, Ohio), and 2 brothers (Ruday Horst, Sarasota, Fla.; and Jonas Horst, Orrville, Ohio). She was a member of the Pleasant View Church, where funeral services were held April 10, in charge of Elmer E. Yoder.

Graybill, Leon M., son of J. Mervin and Grace (Martin) Graybill, was born Nov. 6, 1945, near Bowmansville, Pa.; died instantly May 18, 1960, of a crushed skull when pinned beneath a tractor; aged 14 y. 6 m. 12 d. Surviving are his parents, one brother (John M.), 2 sisters (Martha J. and Ruth I.), 2 grandfathers and 2 stepgrandmothers (Mr. and Mrs. Wayne S. Martin, Goodville; and Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Graybill, Lancaster). He was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held May 21, in charge of J. Paul Graybill and Paul Z. Martin.

Hershberger, Alan Mark, son of Leo and Esther (Sevits) Hershberger, was born Nov. 7, 1951, in Washington Co., Iowa; died of a respiratory ailment May 17, 1960, at his parents' home, Kalona, Iowa; aged 8 y. 6 m. 10 d. Surviving, besides his parents, are 4 sisters (Mary Barbara, Carol Louise, Amy Marie, and Eugenia Jo) and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hershberger and Mrs. Barbara Sevits). Funeral services were held at the East Union Church, May 19, in charge of A. Lloyd Swartzendruber and J. John J. Miller.

Kauffman, William, son of Gideon and Anna (Stoll) Kauffman, was born Dec. 22, 1897, in Montgomery, Ind.; died of a heart attack while returning to his home at Mt. Ayr., Ind.; aged 62 y. 4 m. 29 d. On Dec. 16, 1928, he was married to Edna Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Marian, Rensselaer; Dale, Alaska; Donald, New Castle, Ind.; and Evelyn--Mrs. Theron Weldy, Albuquerque, N. Mex.) and 5 brothers and sisters (Mrs. Leah Yoder, Jerome, Mich.; Mrs. Samuel Eicher, Fort Wayne; John, Fair Oaks; Mrs. Herman Stoll, Montgomery; and Elmer, Parr). He was a member of the Burr Oak Church, where services were held, in charge of Mark Lehman and Henry Stoll.

Lehman, David, son of John K. and Susanna Lehman, was born Oct. 9, 1914, near Mayton, Alta.; died at the University Hospital, Edmonton, Alta., May 20, 1960; aged 45 y. 7 m. 11 d. He was married in 1937 to Velma Lorene Yoder. His parents, 2 sisters, and one infant son preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Lois Joanne and Marilyn Louise), 4 brothers and one sister (Joe, Alvin, Oliver, Melvin, and Mary--Mrs. Roy Roth, all of Ryley, Alta.). He was a member of the Salem Church, Tofield, Alta., where funeral services were held, in charge of J. B. Stauffer and Harold Boettger.

Maust, Wilma, daughter of Christian J. and Amanda (Miller) Yoder, was born April 25, 1899, at Springs, Pa.; died in a highway accident May 27, 1960, near Meyersdale, Pa.; aged 61 y. 1 m. 2 d. On March 12, 1931, she was married to Asa Maust, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Walter, Willis, Alva, Markle, and Harold) and 8 brothers and sisters (Annie--Mrs. Dorsey Wisseman, Ernest, Norman, Amelia, William, Luella, Allen, and Mary Olive--Mrs. Ira Miller). She was a member of the Casselman River C.M. congregation. Funeral services were held May 30 at the Maple Glen Church near Grantsville, Md., in charge of Ivan J. Miller, Elmer H. Maust, and Paul H. Yoder.

Miller, Carroll Gene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Miller, was born Dec. 25, 1959, at Hannibal, Mo.; died May 8, 1960, at the home of his parents, Palmyra, Mo.; aged 4 m. 13 d. One brother preceded him in death. Surviving are his parents, his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Noah Miller, Pryor, Okla; and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Fenton, Philadelphia, Mo.; and great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Fenton, Philadelphia, Mo.; and Jacob Abraham, Newton, Kans.). Funeral services were held at the Pea Ridge Church, May 9, in charge of David A. Hathaway.

Miller, Malinda, daughter of Abraham S. and Caroline (Hostetler) Mast, was born Sept. 4, 1895, at Walnut Creek, Ohio; died, after suffering several strokes, May 24, 1960, at Walnut Creek; aged 74 y. 8 m. 20 d. She was married on Feb. 5, 1905, to Malva J. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 3 daughters (Paul R. and Payson, Walnut Creek; John H., Berlin; A. Roscoe, Sugarcreek; Lester M., Reedley Calif.; Faye--Mrs. Earl Troyer and Esther--Mrs. James Hershberger, Walnut Creek; and Mary-- Mrs. Tom Miller, Sugarcreek), 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and 3 brothers (Mrs. H. W. Hostetler and Abe, Sugarcreek; Mrs. Harvey Miller and William R., Walnut Creek; and Emory, Holland, Ohio). Two brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the Walnut Creek Church, where funeral services were held May 27, in charge of Eldon King and Alvin Miller.

Nelson, Thersia, daughter of Andrew and Ida (Yoder) Blough, was born in Kent Co., Mich., Sept. 4, 1897; died May 5, 1960; aged 62 y. 8 m. 1 d. She was married to Rollen Nelson on Nov. 12, 1916. Surviving are her husband, 2 children (Retha--Mrs. Donald Harp. Lagrange; and Devon, White Pigeon, Mich.), 5 grandchildren and 2 brothers (La Verne, Mishawaka, Ind.; and Hobart, Elkhart, Ind.). She was a member of the Shore Church, where funeral services were held May 8, with Homer Miller and Arnold Roth officiating.

Rice, Annie, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Moyer) Rush, was born April 16, 1889, in Plumstead Twp., Pa.; died in her sleep March 3, 1960. at Dublin, Pa.; aged 70 y. 10 m. 16 d. On Nov. 16, 1912, she was married to Henry G. Rice, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Elizabeth --Mrs. Clarence Hayes, Perkasie, Pa.; Jacob R. Telford; Paul R., Mt. Pleasant Mill; Abram R. Dublin; Raymond R., Perkasie; Mary--Mrs. Joseph Kuhn, Dublin; Cathrine--Mrs. Henry Landis, Souderton; and Nora--Mrs. Henry B. Nyce Mininger, Lansdale), 6 brothers and sisters (Mrs. Nora Yothers, Perkasie; Mrs. Henry Rosenberger, Chalfont; Mrs. Elmer Wismer and Raymond, Plumsteadville; Isaac and Theodore, Doylestown), and 27 grandchildren. She was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held March 7, in charge of Abram W. Yothers and Joseph Gross.

Seitz, John B., son of John and Anna Seitz, was born near Rohrerstown, Pa., July 26, 1889; died of a heart attack May 14, 1960; aged 70 y. 9 m. 18 d. On May 1, 1923, he was married to Mary B. Mumma, who survives. He lived his entire life at the same location. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Rohrerstown Church, May 17, in charge of Paul Gochnauer and Herbert Fisher.

Shelly, Dale Eugene, son of Mervin and Thelma (Snavely) Shelly of Lititz, Pa.; was born July 5, 1959, at Lancaster, Pa.; died May 28, 1960, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 10 m. 13 d. He was an only child. Also surviving are the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Ammon Shelly and Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Snavely). Funeral services at the Spacht Funeral Home were in charge of Henry E. Shreiner and Joseph Boll; interment in Erb Mennonite Cemetery.

Suter, Aaron, son of Jacob and Barbara (Good) Suter, was born May 14, 1884, in Rockingham Co., Va.; died after a long illness at his home near Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 24, 1959; aged 75 y. 7 m. 10 d. On June 3, 1909, he was married to Hettie Knicely, who died March 13, 1951. Surviving are 2 daughters (Margie, at home; and Mrs. Ruby Lambert, Harrisonburg) and one son (Henry, Pittsburgh, Pa.). He was a member of the Weaver Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 27, in charge of Oliver M. Keener, assisted by Dewitt Heatwole and A. R. Bolls.

Sweigart, Florence, daughter of William H. and Corrine (Rhodes) Sweigart, was born Oct. 30, 1893; died April 6, 1960, at Mattawana, Pa., after a lingering illness; aged 66 y. 4 m. 7 d. She is survived by one sister (Catherine--Mrs. James Kenepp). She taught school for 42 years, and was a member of the Brethren Church. Services were conducted by Fred Driver; interment in Spring Run Cemetery.

Thomas, Vicki Lynn, daughter of Paul and Elva Lou (Parker) Thomas, was born Aug. 29, 1959, at Goshen, Ind.; died at the home of her parents, Goshen, Ind., April 26, 1960; aged 7 m. 28 d. Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Martin B. Thomas, Willow Street; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parker, Elyria, Ohio). Funeral services were held April 28 at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home by John H. Mosemann.

Yoder, Ammon J., son of Jacob and Sarah (Miller) Yoder, was born April 30, 1886, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; died at the Lagrange County Hospital, May 7, 1960; aged 74 y. 7 d. In 1912 he was married to Katie Mishler, who died in 1944. On June 24, 1945,s he married Alta Mae Hooley, who survives. Also surviving are 6 step- children by his second marriage (Elsie--Mrs. Lester Mann, International Falls, Minn.; LeRoy, Amelia, Va.; Paul E., Degraff, Ohio; Wesley, Hammett, Idaho; Mylin, Goshen, Ind.; and Marilyn--Mrs. Edward Miller, Sturgis, Mich.), 2 foster sons (Willard Gerber, Shipshewana, Ind.; and Walter Gerber, Lagrange, Ind.), 3 brothers (O. J., Wawaka, Ind.; John S., Shipshewana; and Henry, Lagrange), and 2 sisters (Nora--Mrs. James Troyer and Artie--Mrs. Percy Miller). One brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Shore Church, where funeral services were held May 10, with Lee Miller and Arnold Roth officiating.

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Gospel Herald - June 21, 1960 - Vol. LIII, No.25 - page 574

Birkbeck, Charles Ward, son of William A. and Jeanette (Harpster) Birkbeck, was born at Wadsworth, Ohio, July 18, 1902; died of a coronary attack at his home near Wooster, Ohio, May 30, 1960; aged 57 y. 10 m. 12 d. On Oct. 16, 1954, he was married to Esther Hostetler, who survives. Occupation: glazer, Alite Corporation. Also surviving are 2 sons (Lawrence and Ronald, both of Orrville, Ohio) and one brother and 2 sisters (Robert, Mrs. Bessie Flickinger, and Mrs. Hilda Seaberg, all of Wadsworth). He was a member of the Oak Grove Church, near Smithville, Ohio, where funeral services were held June 1, in charge of V. M. Gerig; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Denlinger, Aaron H., son of Daniel K. and Hettie (Hershey) Denlinger, was born in Leacock Twp., Pa., May 16, 1876; died on his eighty- fourth birthday, May 16, 1960 at the Samaritan Home, New Holland, Pa. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Groff, 3 sons (Landis G., Elvin G., and Daniel G., Lancaster), 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 6 brothers and sisters (Jacob H., Elkhart, Ind.; Hettie--Mrs. Tobias Leaman and Lizzie Leaman, Lancaster; Mary--Mrs. Adam Esbenshade, Strasburg; Lydia --Mrs. Ezra Long, Sterling, Ill.; and Katie--Mrs. Harry Neff, Strasburg). He was a member of Mellinger's Church, where funeral services were held May 19, in charge of Martin Hershey and Harry Lefever.

Ebersole, Esther Ruth, stillborn daughter of Herbert S. and Edna (Stoltzfus) Ebersole, Pensacola, Fla., was born May 31, 1960. Besides her parents, she is survived by 3 sisters and 2 brothers (Rachel Joy, Sara Ann, H. Stephen, Rebecca Rose, and David Lee, all at home). Graveside services were held June 1.

Greenawalt, James F., was born Nov. 25, 1881, near Topeka, Ind.; died in the Lagrange (Ind.) County Hospital, May 26, 1960; aged 78 y. 6 m. 1 d. Surviving are 4 sons (Clayton, Topeka; Harlo, Columbia City; Raymond and Glenn, of Goshen), 3 daughters (Mrs. Willis Gonser, Lagrange; Mrs. Jake Longenecker, Rome City; and Polly, at home), 12 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and one brother. He was a member of the Maple Grove Church where funeral services were held May 28, in charge of Ellis B. Croyle and G. B. Morrison.

Hunsberger, Ida, daughter of Jesse and Mary (Martin) Metzler, was born at New Springfield, Ohio, Oct. 29, 1877; died at Orrville, Ohio, May 22, 1960, following a stroke; aged 82 y. 6 m. 23 d. On Jan. 3, 1897; she was married to Samuel M. Hunsberger, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 2 daughters (Mrs. Alvin Brenneman and Mrs. Herbert Lautenschlager, Orrville; Ira, Massillon; John, Kidron; Paul, Wooster; Raymond, Shreve; and Samuel B., Dalton), 22 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death. She was a member of the Orrville Church, where funeral services were held May 24, in charge of J. Lester Graybill and J. Robert Detweiler; interment in Martins Church Cemetery.

Kanagy, Jacob F., son of Levi and Rebecca (Knepp) Kanagy, was born Sept. 18, 1873, at West Liberty, Ohio; died May 29, 1960, of complications of old age, at West Liberty; aged 86 y. 8 m. 11 d. He was married on Dec. 22, 1901, to Lydia Troyer, who died March 23, 1954. One son, one brother, and one sister preceded him in death also. Surviving are 5 sisters (Saloma Thoman, Mrs. Rebecca Hostetler, Mrs. Elizabeth Yoder, Ella--Mrs. Ervin Yoder, and Laura --Mrs. Ira D. Plank) and one brother (L. Glen). He was a member of the Oak Grove Church, where funeral services were held May 31, in charge of Nelson Kanagy, assisted by M. L. Troyer; interment in South Union Cemetery.

Leinbach, Menno W., son of Henry and Barbara (Wenger) Leinbach, was born in Indiana, Nov. 7, 1882; died at the home of his daughter, Magdaline, May 21, 1960; aged 77 y. 7 m. 14 d. His first wife, Annie Geigley, died March 3, 1925. Surviving are his wife, the former Mabel Baird Bixler, 7 children (Susanna--Mrs. Earl Usner, Catharine--Mrs. George Hufford, Anna M.--Mrs. Melvin Binkley, Esther--Mrs. Melvin Youndt, Pauline--Mrs. Howard Spotts, Harry, and Magdaline--Mrs. Jack Reich), a stepson (Clyde Bixler), one sister (Mrs. Hettie Gehman), 17 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Bowmansville (Pa.) Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Grace Fellowship Church, with Rodney Lutz and Howard Good in charge; burial in Weaverland Cemetery.

Litwiller, Rachel, daughter of Christian and Annie (Lichti) Jantzi, was born May 19, 1878, in Wellesley Twp., Ont.; died of a heart attack at Kitchener, Ont., April 26, 1960; aged 81 y. 11 m. 7 d. In 1896 she was married to Jacob Litwiller, who died in 1928. Surviving are 5 sons (Nelson, Uruguay; Milton and Delton, Kitchener; Reuben, Preston; and Orrie, Waterloo), 3 daughters (Edna--Mrs. Amos Swartzentruber, Argentina; Ella--Mrs. Clifford Snider, Kitchener; and Eleanor--Mrs. Anson Litwiller, Toronto), and one sister (Mrs. Fannie Gerber). She was a member of the Steinman Church, where funeral services were held April 29, in charge of Orland Gingerich, assisted by Leslie Martin and John Mosemann.

Oberholtzer, Esther S., daughter of Huber and Mary (Sander) Oberholtzer, was born Nov. 9, 1923; died at the Lancaster General Hospital, after a short illness, May 30, 1960; aged 36 y. 6 m. 21 d. Surviving are her parents and 8 brothers and sisters (Wilmer and Earl, Lititz; Raymond, Pottstown; Reba--Mrs. Richard E. Campbell, Manheim; Marian--Mrs. Cloy M. Risser, Lancaster; Miriam--Mrs. Harold H. Shaffner, Mt. Joy; Ruth--Clark G. Berries, Conestoga; and Vernon, Marietta). She was a member of the Ephrata Church. Funeral services were held June 2 at the Mt. Joy Church, in charge of Homer Bomberger and Henry Frank; interment in Erb Mennonite Cemetery, Lititz, Pa.

Shantz, Clyde Franklin, son of Walter and Selina (Shirk) Shantz, was born near Haysville, Ont., June 18, 1933; was killed instantly April 22, 1960, at Bridgeport, Ont., while employed with a paving company; aged 26 y. 10 m. 4 d. On July 20, 1957, he was married to Vaughn Sararus, who with a 7-month-old daughter (Cathleen Suszanne) survives. Also surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Kenneth, Plattsville; and Wilbur, Petersburg), and 5 sisters (Lorna--Mrs. David Bergey, New Dundee; Jeanne--Mrs. George Culp, Vineland; Joanne--Mrs. Maurice Hunsberger, Hew Hamburg; Kathryn, Goshen, Ind.; and Beth--Mrs. Paul Good, Plattsville). He was a member of the United Brethren Church, New Dundee Ont., where funeral services were held April 26, in charge of K. Nicholson, assisted by Arnold Cressman.

Showalter, Ancil O., son of Lewis and Sara (McGuire) Showalter, was born Sept. 1, 1882, at Harrisonburg, Va.; died May 29, 1960, after a long illness, at La Junta, Colo.; aged 77 y. 8 m. 28 d. On Feb. 22, 1911, he was married to Bertha Diller, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Robert, Fairbanks, Alaska; Jay, Las Animas, Colo; Ernest, Salt Lake City, Utah; Helen--Mrs. Maurice Buerge, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; Alta Maye--Mrs. Nick Augimeri, Los Angles, Calif.; and Norma Jean--Mrs. Orval Breneman, Wellman, Iowa), 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Arb, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Ward, Riverside, Calif.). One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the La Junta Church, where funeral services were held June 2, in charge of Paul Martin and Earl Showalter; burial in Fairview Cemetery.

Strite, Louis A., son of Andrew and Lizzie (Landis) Strite, was born June 5, 1901; died May 25, 1960, at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md., after an illness of a few days; aged 58 y. 11 m. 20 d. He was married to Amanda Martin, who died May 30, 1959. Surviving are 3 children and one stepson (Lloyd A., Smithsburg, Md.; Verda Leatherman and Edna Churchy, Sharpsburg; and Raymond C., Harrisonburg, Va.). Funeral services were held May 28 at the Stouffer Church, where he was a member, in charge of Moses K. Horst, Mervin Martin, and Irvin Shank.

Wagler, Dorothy, daughter of Solomon and Lydia (Roi) Brenneman, was born Oct. 14, 1918, in East Zorra Twp., Ont.; died April 6, 1960, at her home near Baden, Ont.; aged 41 y. 5 m. 23 d. She was married to Clayton Wagler, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Carol) and 3 brothers (Archibold and Jeremiah, of Woodstock; and Earle, Eastwood, Ont.). She was a member of the Cassel Church. Funeral services were held April 9 at the Steinman Church in charge of Orland Gingerich and Vernon Zehr.

Weaver, Bertha A., daughter of the late Francis and Susanna (Troutman) Bookwalter, was born near Mexico., Pa., Aug. 26, 1881; died April 21, 1960, at her home, Carlisle, Pa., after a lingering illness; aged 78 y. 7 m. 25 d. On June 4, 1903, she was married to Martin M. Weaver who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters (Samuel R., Lewisberry, Pa.; Chester M. and Joseph M., both of Carlisle; Mrs. Elsie Zimmerman, Shiremanstown; and Viola B., at home), 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Allen, Port Royal; William, Richfield; and Isaac, Millerstown), and one sister (Mrs. Eletta Kepner, Mifflintown). One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Slate Hill Church, where funeral services were held April 24, in charge of William Strong and Mervin Baer.

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Allison, Gloria Lorraine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Allison, was born Sept. 18, 1952; died at Parsons, Kans., May 27, 1960, after an illness of one day; aged 7 y. 8 m. 9 d. Besides her parents and one brother of Winfield, Kans., she is survived by her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Allison and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Paul, all of Kansas City, Kans.). Funeral services were held at the Argentine Church, in charge of Glen Yoder and R. P. Horst; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Beachey, Joel D., son of Daniel J. and Catherine M. (Kauffman) Beachey, was born Aug. 10, 1888, at Arthur, Ill.; died of a heart attack June 6, 1960, at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, Ill.; aged 71 y. 9 m. 27 d. On April 18, 1909, he was married to Lizzie S. Gingrich, who died July 4, 1926. Surviving are 12 children (SarahAnn--Mrs. Walter Schrock, Arthur; Alvan J., Millersburg, Ind.; Katie--Mrs. Vernon Stutzman, Arthur; Mary's--Mrs. Henry Diener, Harrisonburg, Va.; Lizzieann--Mrs. Lewis Miller, Arthur; Jacob J., Mattoon, Ill.; Elmer J., Normal, Ill.; and Lewis J., Decatur, Ill.), 46 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Jacob D., Arthur). He was a member of the Arthur Church, where funeral services were held June 8, in charge of Richard Yordy; interment in Otto Cemetery.

Bontrager, Ida J., daughter of Daniel and Mary (Yoder) Schrock, was born May 4, 1886, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died after a lingering illness, at the Lagrange County Hospital, May 19, 1960; aged 74 y. 15 d. On Aug. 24, 1929, she was married to Harvey S. Bontrager, who died April 8, 1956. Surviving are 2 stepdaughters (Millie-Mrs. Amos Culp and Ida--Mrs. John Everest, both of Goshen, Ind.), 2 brothers (Grant, Ligonier; and Jacob, Shipshewana), and one sister (Mrs. Rollin Mishler, Middlebury, Ind.). She was a member of the Shore Church, where funeral services were held May 21, in charge of Homer Miller and Percy Miller.

Brandt, Amanda, daughter of Aaron and Catherine (Rohrer) Yoder, died May 18. 1960, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Hulda Kaser, Sugarcreek, Ohio), aged 91 y. Surviving besides her daughter, are a brother (Fred A., Louisville, Ohio), one sister (Saloma Yoder, Millersburg), 5 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio, where funeral services were held May 20, in charge of Harold Thieszen; burial in Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Detweiler, Howard Landis, son of Tyson and Sallie (Landis) Detweiler, was born Feb. 13, 1890, in Franconia Twp., Pa.; died of a cerebral hemorrhage May 18, 1960, at Souderton, Pa.; aged 70 y. 3 m. 5 d. On Oct. 15, 1910, he was married to Katie Freed, who survives. Also surviving are 12 children, (Erwin, Harleysville, Pa.; Oswin, Souderton, Pa.; Enos, Perkasie, Pa.; Tyson, Bristol, Pa.; Emma, Anaheim, Calif.; Sallie--Mrs. John F. Detweiler, Harleysville; Hannah--Mrs. Willis Landis, Souderton; Martha, at home; Vincent, Sellersville, Pa,; Jay, Norristown, Pa.; Paul, Riegelsville, Pa.; and Raymond, Lansdale, Pa.) and 6 brothers and sisters (Clayton and Henry, Telford, Pa.; Tyson, Earlington, Pa.; Nathaniel, Harleysville; Ellis and Sallie-Mrs. Raymond Mininger, Souderton). He was a member of the Plains Church, Lansdale, Pa., where funeral services were held May 22, in charge of Wayne N. Kratz, John E. Lapp, and J. C. Clemens.

Dixon, Jasper, son of John Chapel Dixon, was born in January, 1873; died, after an illness of 5 months, May 8, 1960; aged 87 y. 4 m. His wife, Media Haveard, and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Callie Day, Florala, Ala.; and Mrs. Fannie Nelson, Berrydale, Fla.) and one brother (Lee, McClellan, Fla.). In the early 1940's he gave his heart to the Lord and was received into the church fellowship by Earl Mosemann, who was in evangelistic itinerary work at the time. Jasper was the first baptized Mennonite member in the Brewton, Ala., area, and was very faithful in attending services. Funeral services were held at the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Berrydale, in charge of Bro. Batey from Florala, Paul Shelly, and Richard Kling.

Eash, Anna, daughter of Josiah and Rachel (Eash) Blough, was born March 5, 1886, in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.; died June 8, 1960, at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa.; aged 74 y. 3 m. 3 d. She was married to Jonathan Eash, who died in June, 1955. Surviving are 9 children (Clarence S., Philadelphia, Pa.; Harry W., Lambertsville, Pa., Leroy K., Hollsopple; Mrs. Thelma Thomas, Twinsburg, Ohio; and Olin Paul, Bedford, Pa.), 49 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, and one half brother. Funeral services were held at the Blough Church, June 11, in charge of Harry Y. Shetler and Irvin M. Holsopple; interment in Blough Cemetery.

Ebersole, Roy A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ebersole, was born Aug. 29, 1885, at Ayr, Nebr.; died of chronic nephritis June 10, 1960, at the Halstead (Kans.) Hospital; aged 74 y. 9 m. 12 d. On June 23, 1912, at Peabody, Kans., he was married to Bessie Brenneman, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter and one son (Ethel--Mrs. Ivan R. Lind, Milford, Nebr.; and Lester O., Phoenix, Ariz.), 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Edwin, Elkhart, Ind.; and Reuben, Buhl, Idaho), and one sister (Anna Ebersole, La Junta, Colo.). He was custodian of the Hesston Mennonite Church and formerly a painter. He was a member of the Hesston Church, where funeral services were held by P. A. Friesen; interment in Hesston Community Cemetery.

Eichorn, Edwin L., son of Lewis W. and Ida (Troyer) Eichorn, was born Oct. 2, 1923, at Clarence, N.Y.; died of cancer June 2, 1960, at the Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich.; aged 36 y, 8 m. On March 16, 1947, he was married to Elma Yoder, who survives. Occupation: farmer. Surviving are 3 children (Barbara Jean, Galen Ray, and Lewis Dean, all at home), his parents, 4 sisters (Esther--Mrs. Marcus Carpenter, Burr Oak, Mich.; Wilma--Mrs. Leonard Beck, Archbold, Ohio; Pauline--Mrs. Henry Schwartz, Centerville, Mich.; and Faye, Burr Oak), and 4 brothers (Arthur Earl, Sturgis, Mich.; Floyd, Three Rivers, Mich.; and Carl and Paul, Burr Oak). He was a member of the Locust Grove Church, where funeral services were held June 5, in charge of Orvin H. Hooley and Amsa Kauffman; interment in Findley Cemetery.


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Ralph Shetler
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Scotts Mills Oregon 97375
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